And remember, players don't have to fight rush-hour traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway.
Rookies report for camp July 22, veterans July 25.
Former Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young, now with Buffalo, claims millions of dollars of his money is missing. Young is suing his former agent and financial adviser in Harris County court in Houston.
The suit claims fraud, unjust enrichment, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, usury and breach of contract, among other allegations. Young is suing his former agent, Houston attorney Major Adams II, as well as financial adviser Ronnie T. Peoples and his Raleigh, N.C.-based company, Peoples Financial Service.
Among the things in this world I am happy to care less than nothing about would be the NFL Network's ranking of the top 100 players of 2011, supposedly voted on by players themselves, though no one knows how many players voted, or whether one team had, say, four times as many players respond as another. Or whether players really took the responsibility seriously, instead of just filling in the names of friends. Or how they accounted for the fact that it's pretty much impossible to "rank" a guard vs. a quarterback.
Incredibly enough, though, it has been apparent since the countdown began that some players really do care about the rankings, which were conceived as an artificial offseason ratings ploy for the network. Which brings us to the topic of Michael Vick, who vowed to wreak vengeance on doubters after he was ranked 70th. Vick appeared Monday on 97.5 The Fanatic.
"That's a joke?…?I won't say where I need to be, I'll let my peers and everybody else decide on that," the Eagles quarterback said. "It was voted on by the peers, but I just disagree?…?Thank you, because they've motivated me to become a better player this year, so I'll have that in the back of my mind as I go out and play this year, as well."
By Tuesday's minicamp workout, Vick seemed to have a calmer perspective.
"It's all good. I'm going to prove myself and get myself back in the top 20 next year," he said. "Obviously. I pay attention to it, but I'm a competitor. I feel like I'm one of the best at what I do. It's somebody else's opinion, and I have to prove them wrong and make them say otherwise."
Rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox missed Tuesday's workout after a cousin died in an auto accident, Andy Reid said. Reid said Cox might return in time for Wednesday's afternoon workout?…?Another rookie, defensive end Vinny Curry, sat out with an ankle sprain suffered last week. n
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